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Credits required for graduation

[For students who entered on April 1, 2019 or after]

Courses Number of Credits Necessary Comments
Required Electives
(required)
Electives
English Language 4 - 56 ■ Students must obtain 4 credits of Research Paper Writing and Speech and Presentation.
■ Integrated English, Practical Drama and Literature Readingcan be taken. Credits earned for the these courses can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Second Foreign Language - - ■ Credits earned for a second foreign language (other than English and the student's native language) can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ A maximum of 8 credits for Inter-Faculty Foreign Language Electives, if approved by the SGJS Faculty Council, can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Japanese Language - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ Students who want to take Japanese Language classes should decide which classes to take in consultation with the instructor in charge.
Global Japanese Studies - *50 ■ Students must obtain at least 50 credits in English Track courses (conducted in English or using class materials in English)in Global Japanese Studies.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 50 can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
General Studies 6 **8 ■ Students must obtain at least 14 credits in English Track courses (conducted in English or using class materials in English) , including 6 credits of Introduction to Global Japanese Studies, ICT Basic I and Introduction to Academic Studies and Career Development conducted as type 1.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 14 credits can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
Seminars - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Study-Abroad Authorized Courses - - ■ Credits earned during study abroad in courses authorized by the Faculty Council can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
International Undergraduate Program - - ■ Credits earned in Core Courses of other faculties can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. (Credits earned in Elective Courses of other faculties, with some exceptions, come under "Elective Courses from Other Faculties.")
Electives from Other Faculties - - ■ A maximum of 20 credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Human Resource Development Program for International Cooperation - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Japan ASEAN Mutual Understanding - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Global Citizenship - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Special Certification Program - - ■ A maximum of 8 credits earned in courses approved by the Faculty Council from among those required for obtaining a teacher's license can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. For details, see the special certification program guide.
Subtotal 10 58 56  
Total 124credits ■ Students must obtain 68 credits in required and required elective English Track courses. The other credits may be earned in courses taught in Japanese.
■ Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits in their 7th semester. Please note conditions are diffrent for students who take leave of absence.
* Elective (required) courses : At least 50 credits selected from the Global Japanese Studies conducted in English or using class materials in English are required.

** Elective (required) courses : 8 credits selected from the General Studies conducted in English. At least 8 credits selected from the General Studies conducted in English or using class materials in English are required. These credits cannot overlap with the 6 credits required for Introduction to Global Japanese Studies, ICT Basic I and Introduction to Academic Studies and Career Development.



[For English Track students who entered between April 1, 2017 and September 20, 2018]

Courses Number of Credits Necessary Comments
Required Electives
(required)
Electives
English Language 4 - 58 ■ Students must obtain 4 credits of Research Paper Writing and Speech and Presentation.
■ Integrated English, Practical Drama and Literature Readingcan be taken. Credits earned for the these courses can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Second Foreign Language - - ■ Credits earned for a second foreign language (other than English and the student's native language) can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ A maximum of 8 credits for Inter-Faculty Foreign Language Electives, if approved by the SGJS Faculty Council, can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Japanese Language - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ Students who want to take Japanese Language classes should decide which classes to take in consultation with the instructor in charge.
Global Japanese Studies - *50 ■ Students must obtain at least 50 credits in English Track courses (conducted in English) in Global Japanese Studies.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 50 can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
General Studies 4 **8 ■ Students must obtain at least 12 credits in English Track courses, including 4 credits of Introduction to Global Japanese Studiesand ICT Basic I conducted in English.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 12 credits can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
Seminars - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Study-Abroad Authorized Courses - - ■ Credits earned during study abroad in courses authorized by the Faculty Council can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
International Undergraduate Program - - ■ Credits earned in Core Courses of other faculties can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. (Credits earned in Elective Courses of other faculties, with some exceptions, come under "Elective Courses from Other Faculties.")
Electives from Other Faculties - - ■ A maximum of 20 credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Human Resource Development Program for International Cooperation - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Japan ASEAN Mutual Understanding - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Global Citizenship - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Special Certification Program - - ■ A maximum of 8 credits earned in courses approved by the Faculty Council from among those required for obtaining a teacher's license can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. For details, see the special certification program guide.
Subtotal 8 58 58  
Total 124credits ■ Students must obtain 66 credits in required and required elective English Track courses. The other credits may be earned in courses taught in Japanese.
■ Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits in their fourth year.
* Elective (required) courses : a set of courses from which at least 50 credits are required
  (50 credits selected from the Global japanese Studies`s Specialties conducted in English)
** Elective (required) courses : a set of courses from which at least 8 credits are required
  (8 credits selected from the General Studies conducted in English. These credits are in addition to the 4 credits required for Introduction to Global Japanese Studies and ICT Basic I.)



[For English Track students who entered between April 1, 2013 and September 20, 2016]

Courses Number of Credits Necessary Comments
Required Electives
(required)
Electives
English Language - - 64 ■ Only English(Reading & Writing)Ⅱ, Integrated English and Practical Drama can be taken as English Language electives.
■ Credits earned for the above courses can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Second Foreign Language - - ■ Credits earned for a second foreign language (other than English and the student's native language) can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ A maximum of 8 credits for Inter-Faculty Foreign Language Electives, if approved by the SGJS Faculty Council, can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Japanese Language - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ Students who want to take Japanese Language classes should decide which classes to take in consultation with the instructor in charge.
Global Japanese Studies - *50 ■ Students must obtain at least 50 credits in English Track courses (conducted in English) in Global Japanese Studies.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 50 can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
General Studies
(Basic Education)
2 **8 ■ Students must obtain at least 10 credits in English Track courses, including 2 credits of Global Japanese Studiesconducted in English.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 10 credits can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
Seminars - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Study-Abroad Authorized Courses - - ■ Credits earned during study abroad in courses authorized by the Faculty Council can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
International Undergraduate Program - - ■ Credits earned in Core Courses of other faculties can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. (Credits earned in Elective Courses of other faculties, with some exceptions, come under "Elective Courses from Other Faculties.")
Electives from Other Faculties - - ■ A maximum of 20 credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Human Resource Development Program for International Cooperation - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Japan ASEAN Mutual Understanding - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Global Citizenship - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Special Certification Program - - ■ A maximum of 8 credits earned in courses approved by the Faculty Council from among those required for obtaining a teacher's license can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. For details, see the special certification program guide.
Subtotal 2 58 64  
Total 124credits ■ Students must obtain 60 credits in required and required elective English Track courses. The other credits may be earned in courses taught in Japanese.
■ Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits in their fourth year.
* Elective (required) courses : a set of courses from which at least 50 credits are required
  (50 credits selected from the Global japanese Studies`s Specialties conducted in English)
** Elective (required) courses : a set of courses from which at least 8 credits are required
    (8 credits selected from the Basic Education conducted in English. These credits are in addition to the 2 credits required for Global japanese Studies.) 



[For English Track students who entered on September 20, 2012 or before]

Courses Number of Credits Necessary Comments
Required Electives
(required)
Electives
English Language - - 62 ■ Only Integrated English and Practical Drama can be taken as English Language electives.
■ Credits earned for the above courses can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Second Foreign Language - - ■ A maximum of 8 credits earned for a second foreign language (other than English and the student's native language) can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
■ Inter-Faculty Foreign Language Electives, if approved by the SGJS Faculty Council, can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Japanese Language - 50 ■ Students must obtain at least 50 credits in English Track courses (taught in English) in Japanese Studies and International Liberal Arts.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 50 can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
International Liberal Arts -
General Studies
(Basic Education)
2 10 ■ Students must obtain at least 12 credits in English Track courses, including 2 credits of Global Japanese Studies.
■ Any credits earned in excess of 12 can be applied as electives toward the credits required for graduation.
Seminars - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Study-Abroad Authorized Courses - - ■ Credits earned during study abroad in courses authorized by the Faculty Council can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
International Undergraduate Program - - ■ Credits earned in Core Courses of other faculties can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. (Credits earned in Elective Courses of other faculties, with some exceptions, come under "Elective Courses from Other Faculties.")
Electives from Other Faculties - - ■ A maximum of 20 credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Human Resource Development Program for International Cooperation  - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Japan ASEAN Mutural Understanding - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Program for Global Citizenship - - ■ Credits earned can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives.
Special Certification Program  - - ■ A maximum of 8 credits earned in courses approved by the Faculty Council from among those required for obtaining a teacher's license can be applied toward the credits required for graduation, as electives. For details, see the special certification program guide.
Subtotal 2 60 62  
Total 124credits ■ Students must obtain 62 credits in required and required elective English Track courses. The other credits may be earned in courses taught in Japanese.
■ Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits in their fourth year.